Athens Mutual Aid Network
Solidarity not charity by and for resilient communities in Northeast Georgia
Athens Mutual Aid Network (AMAN) is a horizontal network of community members and local organizations that bonded together in the midst of the multiple health, economic, and political crises that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are immigrant rights, racial justice, LGBTQ+ organizations, unions, and political groups that stand in solidarity with the medically, economically, and socially vulnerable communities of Athens. By coordinating the sharing of resources and promoting communication between local advocacy organizations, AMAN strives to support our community by advancing equity and the dignity, agency, and well-being of its members.
- Call the AMAN hotline: 844-423-6886 and press “1”
- You can list what you need at www.covaid.co/athens-request and get connected to a neighbor
- Post a longer-term volunteer job description at www.athenshelpwithcovid.com
- To volunteer to help your neighbors sign up at www.covaid.co/athens-volunteer
- Take on a longer-term volunteer role at www.athenshelpwithcovid.com
ABOUT OPEN COLLECTIVE:
After analyzing the use of Venmo to collect funds, the Athens Mutual Aid Network has decided to move to a fiscal sponsorship called Open Collective. First and foremost, Open Collective allows us to be democratic with the use of funds, allowing us to continue developing collective governance. We are able to be transparent with receiving and giving out funds. No one person holds or owns funds. With Venmo, there is a large tax liability for the person whose name is under the account, which means that we lose a cut of our donations to the federal government via taxes, but all that burden falls on one person. With Open Collective, they take a small cut up front to pay their staff and to keep their secure servers running so that our transactions are safe, taxes are filed correctly, and so that we keep everyone secure in their interactions with us. We will be able to refrain from becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit, so we can keep the flexibility and fluidity of our grassroots network.
Become a financial contributor.
Athens Mutual Aid Network is hosting the following events.
Top financial contributors
$2,250 USD since Jul 2020
$2,235 USD since Sep 2020
$1,500 USD since Dec 2020
$1,500 USD since Jan 2021
$1,200 USD since Aug 2020
$1,100 USD since Jul 2020
$1,040 USD since Apr 2021
$1,000 USD since Nov 2020
$1,000 USD since Dec 2020
$870 USD since Feb 2021
$1,000 USD since Oct 2020
$300 USD since Jan 2021
$175 USD since Jul 2020
$107 USD since Sep 2020
$80 USD since Jun 2020
$55 USD since Jun 2020
$50 USD since Jul 2020
$35.98 USD since Mar 2021
$30 USD since Aug 2020
Transparent and open finances.
Let’s get the ball rolling!
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Updates on our activities and progress.
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